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CatholicCare Victoria Housing Board

CatholicCare Victoria Housing Board

Nicholas Callinan AO 


A pioneer in the Australian venture capital industry, Mr Callinan has been on the boards of numerous organisations, both commercial and not-for-profit. He brings to the CatholicCare Victoria Housing Board significant expertise in the areas of organisational development and governance.

Not-for-profit organisations on whose boards or governing committees he has recently served include: University of Melbourne I Believe Campaign, Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation, Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery, Loreto Finance Committee, Australian String Quartet.

Mr Callinan holds degrees from the University of Melbourne: Batchelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration.  

Mr Callinan was appointed to the CatholicCare Victoria Housing Board in August 2021.

George Housakos 


George is a Managing Director and National Housing Lead within PwC’s Integrated Infrastructure practice.

George’s professional background includes more than 25 years working in the housing sector for private developer, not for profit and consultancy services.

He regularly advises public and private sector clients on a range of housing issues such as strategy, operating models, financial, operating models, regulatory and commercial issues.

He has extensive experience in strategic development, stakeholder engagements and assessment, working with clients at all levels of government, private, not for profit to apply national housing evidence-based approaches to support new housing products, and reviewing, designing and supporting the implementation of new business models for efficient and effective service delivery.

Neil Jens


Neil brings a wealth of real estate knowledge to the CatholicCare Victoria Housing Board.

Neil is a qualified Real Estate Valuer and founder of Jens-Gaunt Real Estate. Whilst the Managing Director of Jens-Gaunt Real Estate, Neil grew the firm to become one of the top real estate organisations in the state.

Having sold the Jens-Gaunt franchises, Neil is currently a Real Estate Consultant, a Director and a Shareholder of four Real Estate offices, along with being involved in property development.

Neil has been actively involved in many community organisations, including serving as Board Member and Chairman for Child and Family Services and International Chair and Board Member of World Conservation Volunteers Alliance. Neil is also currently a Board member for Ballarat Foundation and a member of the Feed Ballarat Committee.

Neil was appointed to the CatholicCare Victoria Housing Board in March 2019.

Stephen McArdle


Stephen brings extensive finance experience and local knowledge to the CatholicCare Victoria Housing Board, having owned and managed a large accounting firm in Ballarat for many years.

Stephen has served for many years on the Loreto Board and Finance Committees, along with the CEOB Audit and Risk Committee. Steven is also a Member of the DOBCEL Board and CatholicCare Victoria Finance Committee offering his finance expertise.

Stephen holds a CPA and CA membership.

Stephen enjoys spending quality time with his family and has a keen interest in Fly Fishing and his Canaries.

Stephen was appointed to the CatholicCare Victoria Housing Board in February 2020.

Kevin Murnane


Kevin holds a Diploma of Business Studies, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a registered Tax Agent and a former registered Company Auditor.

Kevin is a committed volunteer in the community volunteering at St Vincent’s De Paul, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Snake Valley Golf Club.

Kevin brings to the Board strong skills in finance, governance, systems development and implementation, business acumen and critical thinking.

Tracey Sisson


Tracey Sisson is a Lawyer, a sole practitioner trading Consult Legal. She brings expertise in both construction and commercial law, together with financial acumen following 20 years practising as an accountant and tax agent, to the CatholicCare Victoria Housing Board.

Tracey is a Director on the boards of Melbourne Theatre Company Foundation and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. She is a former Director of the Law Institute of Victoria.

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Economics (Monash) and a Master of Laws (Monash).

Tracey was appointed to the CatholicCare Victoria Housing Board in August 2021. 

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